God save the Queue: how the wait to see the Queen’s coffin transformed people | Stephen Reicher

A strange thing has happened since last week, when I wrote about how myself and other social psychologists were studying the crowds of people queueing to watch the ceremonials following the death of Queen Elizabeth – finding out the many reasons and motivations for taking part in this mass event. It seems the Queue itself … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng urged to allow release of OBR forecasts with mini-budget | Economic policy

The Tory chair of the Treasury select committee has urged Kwasi Kwarteng to allow independent forecasts for the public finances to be published alongside his mini-budget on Friday. Mel Stride released a strongly worded statement urging more clarity around the effects of the new chancellor’s fiscal interventions. Kwarteng is expected to unveil tax cuts running … Read more

Trudeau’s team defend Bohemian Rhapsody rendition before Queen’s funeral | Justin Trudeau

A spokesperson for Justin Trudeau has defended the Canadian prime minister over a leaked video that showed him singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in a London hotel lobby two days before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. The 14-second video clip, viewed more than 1.5m times, shows Trudeau in a T-shirt leaning against a piano at the Corinthia hotel … Read more

Hindu and Muslim community leaders in Leicester urge ‘inciters of hatred’ to end ‘provocation and violence’ | UK News

Hindu and Muslim community leaders in Leicester have called for an immediate end to weeks of violent disturbances following a cricket match between India and Pakistan. The widespread disorder – since an Asia Cup cricket match on 28 August – has led to one man being jailed and 47 arrests in total, with a faith … Read more

Liz Truss misled committee over Gulf human rights, MP claims | Politics

The Labour MP Chris Bryant has accused Liz Truss of apparently misleading the Commons foreign affairs committee by saying she had personally raised human rights issues with Gulf leaders, but then not producing evidence of this when asked. Challenging Truss about an appearance before the committee in June, when she was still foreign secretary, Bryant … Read more

Wales may impose ‘visitor levy’ on overnight guests | Wales

Everyone who overnights in Wales, whether it be in a luxury hotel, a cosy holiday cottage or the most basic campsite, may face a “visitor levy” under a hugely controversial Welsh government scheme. The Labour-led government has launched a consultation on the proposal that could result in almost all visitors – including Welsh residents staying … Read more